According to some of the reviews, it is a 8min walk walk from Farmosa Boulevard MRT station, however, not recommended to walk with luggage. The roads are uneven, the MRT exit closest to the hotel only had steps... Happy lugging your luggage up the steps.
We did get an initial shock when we arrived at the hotel and saw what looked like a lobby area but dilapidated and not in use. Do not panic, the hotel lobby is right next door around the corner facing the side road.
We had a elite suite, which has a queen size bed and a single bed, and a 2 seater sofa in the living room area + a study table area. Generally a sizable room.
Bathroom wasn't large but adequate.
Great loccitane toiletries and we asked for an extra set and they were happy to accommodate.
Powerpoints - more than plentiful. I counted 8 sets of double powerpoints.
Front desk staff was really helpful. I forgot my luggage key, called the hotel and they brought it down to the lobby while we got the cabby to swing back to the hotel
The restaurant looks like a nice retro place, with a few nooks and crannies turned into private dining areas. Very chic.
Breakfast wise, if u're into taiwanese breakfast, there's a decent selection but If you're into western breakfast, there's very limited selection available.
Location was relatively great, 10mins walk down a shopping stretch towards the sanduo direction, and liuhe night market was 5mins walk from the hotel (there's a awesome fried chou doufu store at the furthest end of the market (furthest away from the hotel) 1st store when u get in the market run by 2 ladies)
Hotel room wasn't the cleanest - sheets were of low quality and old, there were stains on both bed sheets, the entire floor was dusty... And that was based on walking atiubd in the brand new bedroom slippers they provided.
Windows were all open when we checked in...strange
The tv was a swivel tv that turned from living room side to bedroom side. But it was all dusty, as I placed my phone (with case) to charge and I could literally feel the dust!
The housekeeping staff seems to not know what they were doing very much. They were not even in uniform. And it also explains the amount of dust in the room.
Food wise, generally too sweet or too salty
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the crossroad of Linsen 1st Rd. and Qixian Rd. in the downtown of Kaohsiung City, Kung Shang Design Inn is a six-star artistically-designed inn. Designed with multiple elements while extending the idea of liberal arts culture of Kaohsiung city, we sincerelywelcome our guests to experience the Kaohsiung style hospitality and fine arts. There's no clear boundary between art and design, and southern Taiwan indeed has a hint of nostalgic and traditional culture. The rapid development of Kaohsiung's culture and transportation in the recent years has indeed attracted many foreign tourists whodwell here and actually feel the cultural and arts development of southern Taiwan. What's more, the Kaohsiung-born people who have been working outside the city have a totally new aspect of their hometown. ... more less
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